Strathfarrar MunrosSeeking permission to drive along a private road through a beautiful secluded glen with abundant wildlife, leads to the foot of the Strathfarrar Munros. There are 4 Munros in the range - Sgurr Fuar-thuill, Sgurr a'Choire Ghlais, Carn nan Gobhar and Sgurr na Ruaidhe - and combined with neighbouring minor summits, form a continuous chain making for a fine day's mountain hiking.
Nearby are other fine hills worth climbing, including the rugged Corbett peaks of Sgorr na Diollaid and Beinn a'Bha'ach Ard.
Main route summary
Sgurr na Fearstaig and Sgurr a'Choire Ghlais are distinctive peaks with well defined crests, whereas Carn nan Gobhar and Sgurr na Ruaidhe are hills with broad flat summits. I'd recommend doing route clockwise leaving Coire Mhuillidh to the end, as the descent off can be very wet underfoot.
The nearby Corbetts of Sgorr na Diollaid and Beinn a'Bha'ach Ard lie a fair distance from the main ridge and as such are probably best left to a separate walk. Give these hills a visit, as the views from the summits of these lesser peaks are worth the effort !
Sgurr Fuar-thuill (1049m, Munro 82)|
Sgurr a'Choire Ghlais (1083m, Munro 60)
Carn nan Gobhar (992m, Munro 153)
Sgurr na Ruaidhe (993m, Munro 150)
Sgorr na Diollaid* (818m)|
Beinn a'Bha'ach Ard* (862m)
*See 'Alternative Routes' below
walk : 6:55hr*, run : 3hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent
2km east of Loch Monar
(grid ref : NH224392)
(grid ref : NH283386)
Which map to choose ?
Sgurr Fuar-thuill : 'peak of the cold hollow'
Sgurr a'Choire Ghlais : 'peak of the grey-green coire'
Carn nan Gobhar : 'hill of the goats'
Sgurr na Ruaidhe : 'peak of the redness'
Sgorr na Diollaid : 'peak of the saddle'
Beinn a'Bha'ach Ard : 'hill of the high byre'<
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